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A Bismarck woman accused of entering a home and attempting to choke its resident received 90 days in jail for her offenses.

District Court Judge Douglas Bahr gave Paige Koppinger a suspended sentence — two years with all but 90 days suspended — and two years of probation for three felony counts in South Central District Court.

Koppinger was accused of throwing a large rock against a pickup several times, causing an estimated $5,000 worth of damage. She then allegedly entered a home without permission and woke a sleeping female resident by attempting to choke her, according to police. While being arrested, police said she pulled away and began scratching at an officer’s face.

Koppinger pleaded guilty to criminal mischief for the damage to the truck, burglary and simple assault on a peace officer. Two other felony charges against her were dismissed.

Koppinger received credit for 27 days already served and was allowed to serve the remainder of her sentence at Burleigh Morton Detention Center.

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